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25 Nov 2016

Australian Federal Budget 2016: Superannuation Reform

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 was passed on the 23rd November 2016 with the majority of the changes to commence from 1 July 2017.

Key changes include:

  • New $1.6 million transfer balance cap which limits the amount that can be transferred to the retirement pension phase where earnings are tax-free.
  • Reducing the concessional (before tax) contributions cap to $25,000 for all taxpayers.
  • Reducing the non-concessional contribution cap to $100,000 per financial year or $300,000 under the 3 year bring forward provision.
  • Removing tax exempt earnings for transition to retirement income streams.
  • Lowering the income threshold for Division 293 tax to $250,000.

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This is very exciting news right now because it allows an individual (if under age 65) to make a $180,000 non-concessional contribution into superannuation or trigger the 3 year bring forward provision and contribute up to the maximum $540,000 into superannuation this financial year.

It is a use it or lose it situation and conditions do apply.

WARNING, these comments do not constitute Personal Advice.


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